Making Friends With Death

  • Dzogchen Beara Dzogchen Beara
  • Allihies, County Cork, Ireland
  • Apr 5 - 7, 2019 (3 days)

Event Highlights

  • Guided reflections, contemplative practices and mindful movement exercises
  • Short talks, practical resources, group discussions and periods of silence
  • Time for rest, relaxation and enjoying nature

About This Event

Everyone is welcome to this retreat and no prior experience of meditation is needed.


Guided reflections, contemplative practices and mindful movement exercisesShort talks, practical resources, group discussions and periods of silenceTime for rest, relaxation and enjoying nature

Is it possible to come to terms with or even make friends with our own and others’ mortality?

We will all die, we just don’t know when or how. How would our lives change, if we took this reality to heart, even in small ways and well before it is imminent?

In the supportive environment of the natural beauty of the Beara peninsula, away from the busyness of everyday life, this special retreat is an open invitation to explore the deeper dimensions of dying and death.

In this process, we may come to discover that death and dying is actually about life and living; about finding the heart of life and being human.

The retreat welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds. You will learn skilful ways to work with and transform fears and concepts around dying and death. It’s also an opportunity to look at what may hold you back and keep you from living fully and joyfully in this very moment.

The retreat includes guided reflections, contemplative practices, mindful movement exercises, and sacred inspiration drawn from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, short talks, practical resources, group discussions and periods of silence. There will be also time to rest and relax, and enjoy nature.

No prior meditation experience is required.

The retreat will be held in our clifftop shrine room, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular ocean views.

Delicious two course vegetarian lunches, with soup and bread in the evenings. Cooked with love at Dzogchen Beara, using homegrown and organic ingredients whenever possible. Tea and coffee.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

My last retreat at SMC was so inspiring and so relaxing. But i'd love to have more time there to spend at the Stupa, visit the Kami shrine, and generally interact with the beautiful enlightened society happening on that entire land. Brett

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.